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Florida Correctional Facility Multiple Foods and Factors 2009

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred at a Florida correctional facility and was likely spread through common food items served at a dinner served on May 17. Person-to-person spread could not be ruled out. Many of the inmates worked in food service. Poor record keeping prevented a determination of which food service worker, or food safety behavior, led to the contamination of food. One potential cause was that one food worker contaminated multiple foods.

  • Outbreak began:
  • May 2009
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Luncheon Meat, Turkey Ham, Macaroni and Cheese, Cake, Food Worker, Person-to-Person
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Correctional Facility
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 42
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 2
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 28
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 12
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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